We didn't have time for the tour, but the entrance fee (check their website) to the state park (did not include the cost of the lighthouse tour) was well worth it. It is probably not known by many visitors that the park opens before the lighthouse tours start, at least that was the case on the day we visited. I also don't know if it is always the case, but we were allowed to park in the lighthouse area and walk the grounds as long as we left that parking lot before the lighthouse tours started. When we were done enjoying seeing the lighthouse and grounds up-close without any crowds, we drove a short distance to a parking lot in the state park (near picnic area) to begin our walk to the shore for fantastic views of the lighthouse and rocky beach. In the morning of a bright summer day the temperature was cool and breezy, but warmed by the sun. Our 1 hour visit could not have been more perfect.
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